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Lochmara Lodge Marlborough Sounds Wildlife Recovery Centre

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Lochmara Bay | Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-573 4554
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A day in paradise!

After a fantastic boattrip with Shayne, we arrived at Lochmara; a beautiful resort with a lot to... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Great day out.

Stopped in as a group of 4 adults and three young children . Plenty to do for everyone including... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
Twochilledoutkiwis
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This unique centre provides an opportunity for nature-lovers to interact with, learn about and appreciate the unique flora and fauna of the Marlborough Sounds. The centre includes wild bird recovery, endangered bird and gecko breeding enclosures, and a self guided ecotour among native bush. Day/half-day trips include a boat cruise from Picton (Lochmara can easily arrange boat transport for you) on the stunning Queen Charlotte Sound, and an optional walk on the Queen Charlotte Track.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Lochmara Bay | Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After a fantastic boattrip with Shayne, we arrived at Lochmara; a beautiful resort with a lot to discover. I fully enjoyed kayaking, swimming and feeding the different animals (stingrays and birds). Kiah (a biologist) shared interesting facts about the underwaterworld. I was impressed by the...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped in as a group of 4 adults and three young children . Plenty to do for everyone including great local wildlife and nature tours. Nothing,even the smallest things here are free but the money you pay to walk around the grounds goes straight to...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

best quick stop in the sounds. shame you now charge for the walk up the hill. way to expensive with toddlers but shame they miss out .

Thank SwanM1
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Did a family day trip to Lochmara from Picton. We really enjoyed ourselves - the highlight being hand feeding the stingrays. Nice cafe and Kayaks to use from the beach. Would recommend as a day trip for families - we saw seals on boat trip...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately I wasn't overly impressed with lockmara after two nights at much nicer places along the track, the staff were not quite as attentive and housekeeping non existent. The bar staff were nice but obviously overworked or in trouble as it was obvious something had...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

A little piece of heaven where I was fortunate enough to spend two glorious days. I was walking the Queen Charlotte Track unguided and solo. I was also fortunate enough to fluke it that I was the only one staying there the first night –...More

Thank Joy W
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We love visiting lochmara lodge when we're in the Marlborough Sounds. Staff are always welcoming and helpful when we're looking for a mooring for the night. Lochy the dog is often there to greet you on the wharf and The farm park animals and recreational...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We pop across from Picton in our small trailer-sailer, when ever we can in summer. Great views, great weather, great food and lots to do. Children love the beach games, the rope swing, the nature walk, the kayaks and child friendly menu. We meet friends...More

Thank AIP751
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We spent a day at Lochmara Lodge in Jan 17. It is such a tranquil place with interesting trails and some wildlife information tours. Our kids were entertained by the kayaks and flying fox. They fed the local pigs and birds as well. The lunch...More

Thank aussieabroad2017
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We went there for a day, to recover from our intense first week of NZ road trippin'. It's a very relaxing place; you can wander around, book some massage, kayak for a while (and see dolphins if you're lucky). We had a very sunny day...More

Thank MathieuPriem
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